4 Things You Should Know About Applying to Art School

An art school application is not like an application to like Oregon State University or even UCLA. No, an art school application will be heavy on creativity and proving your ability to think way outside the box. Not only are art schools looking for talented artists – but they are also looking for individuals that will add to the creative dialogue of an art school. If you don’t have anything to offer the school and the other students, you may not get accepted. Plus, you…

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4 Skills Every Communications Major Should Have

Congratulations! You’ve found your career calling and communications are the word. Deciding on a major – it’s often the hardest decision that college students face once they’ve entered into the wonderful world of higher education. Yet you’ve managed to navigate through the numerous choices and narrow your focus. Congrats! Now you can begin to build those distinct qualities, learned abilities, and innate characteristics that every communication major must-have. Equal parts personality and practice, a major in communications requires a certain set of skills distinct to…

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What really matters for rugby performance

If you think you know the answer to this and want to say brute force or sheer strength, guess what? You’d be wrong. What really matters for rugby performance is speed. Image Credit Strength is important, yes, but without speed, strength won’t get players very far. They’ll lag behind others on the field, won’t get possession of the ball easily and will simply serve as a drag on a team, rather than a support. Speed’s the key Carlin Isles is known as the fastest man…

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Brexit reduces UK productivity by between two and five per cent

According to research from the Bank of England (BoE), a direct causal link between Brexit and the reduction in UK productivity of somewhere between two and five per cent has been found. Image Credit BoE report The research, which took into account the responses of over 6,000 UK businesses, found an average reduction in capital spending of 11 per cent. The BoE staff paper was funded by the UK government and carried out in collaboration with Nottingham and Stanford universities. Although the survey is technically…

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What Do I Need to Know About PPC?

PPC is one of the most effective online marketing tools for businesses, but what exactly is it? Image Credit PPC Advertising Pay-per-click advertising is a form of online advertising that uses adverts and banners to promote your business. It is a great way to increase your online outreach and increase traffic to your website, which will boost sales and profits. For this reason many businesses include PPC advertising in their marketing strategy. Could PPC Advertising Benefit Your Business? Pay-per-click advertising is one of the most…

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Fun facts about Mortgages.

When I was asked to write about Mortgages I wondered what interesting and fun things I could find out about how we buy are homes. As I suspected, there aren’t any. There is every little fun to be had but you can unearth some vaguely interesting things about Mortgages. For example, did you know that the word mortgage translates literally from the ancient French as “dead pledge”? It basically meant that the loan would last till you bought the home or you died. Another fact,…

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Soft Drinks And Mixers – Maximising Profit

The last few years have been difficult for the pub and bar industry, with stories of local pubs closing featuring in the media every week. Things are starting to pick up again, but there is still a lot of uncertainty out there, and a lot of competition. So how do you make sure your business is banking the cash that’s there? Image Credit Waste Not Want Not Make sure you can account for your drinks. Train all your staff on how you expect drinks to…

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Display freezers and their functions

If you’re in the business of selling food, you’ll already be familiar with the crucial importance of displaying your delectable wares. Image Credit Apart from the obvious fact that certain foods legally need to be chilled to the perfect temperature until they are sold, it is the fact that buyers will taste with their eyes before their mouths that makes freezers that clearly display food an industry essential. While there are different types of display freezers, with different functions, they all have this in common:…

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At the sign of the Prancing Pony. It’s a Ferrari

A streak of red and the loud guttural roar of a massive V12 engine signals the coming of a Ferrari (or more likely its passing you by). There is something very special about this Formula One team. They have been continuous racing since 1950 and were there since the birth of Formula one proper. Their iconic red livery and Prancing pony emblem made them stand out from the beginning. An uncompromising colour scheme (it has never greatly changed, unlike others, to the whims of sponsors)…

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